This field guide is a compass to exploring woodlot biodiversity in Ontario. It will help you navigate some of the causes and consequences of forest biodiversity and introduce you to over 450 species commonly found in Ontario woodlots including trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mosses, lichens, birds, mammals and their tracks. The book contains a balance of biology and natural history with technically accurate artistic illustrations and spectacular photographs. The Second edition provides an additional 218 pages including over 200 more species than the first edition. The book is now a comprehensive guide to woodlots in Ontario.
Steven Newmaster is the Director of the OAC Herbarium & the Floristic Diversity Research Group (FDRG) at the Biodiversity institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, the Curator of Cryptogamic collection, OAC Herbarium and a faculty member in the Department of Integrative Biology, College of Biological Sciences.
Steve is author of more than 30 publications including the new released Flora Ontario, several botanical field guides such as Wetland plants of Ontario, several book chapters, more than a dozen Journal articles on biodiversity and several government reports on ecosystem management and conservation. He is currently working on over 20 generic treatments and 4 family treatments for the Flora of North America (FNA) Project, with the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and writing books on bryophytes and ethnobotany.
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